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A new article about ecommerce automation tool eCommHub explores its unique supplier integration features.

eCommHub is integrated with thousands of suppliers, including manufacturers, wholesalers and drop shippers. Read more in eCommHub: the Final Piece in the Ecommerce Automation Jigsaw?

Source: Web Retailer Blog

Marketplace management tool Shopseen has added support for ad-hoc fulfillment services from ShipBob and Shipster.

The new integrations allow Shopseen merchants in NYC or Chicago, USA, to choose Order Pickup for orders within Shopseen. ShipBob or Shipster will then come to pick up, pack and ship the order.

Source: Shopseen

ChannelAdvisor's AutoCommerce 2015 will take place on March 30, 2015 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, immediately before the Catalyst Americas 2015 conference.

AutoCommerce 2015 will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear about online strategies and optimization tactics from automotive and powersports e-commerce experts. The event will feature content tailored to automotive retailers of all sizes, including sessions to educate attendees about the latest trends and best practices for selling online. There is no registration fee to attend AutoCommerce, and it requires a separate registration from Catalyst.

"Many automotive retailers are scrambling to find ways to optimize their online business," said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor president and chief operating officer. "New channels are driving revenue opportunities, competitors are everywhere and consumer demand is expanding well beyond the United States. Through meet-and-greet opportunities and educational sessions with top automotive experts, AutoCommerce 2015 helps retailers develop strategies to stand out from the competition and accelerate their online revenue."

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Inventory forecasting tool Lokad Salescast has added its own customizable reporting dashboards.

As well as data visualization, it's possible to use Lokad's Envision language to generate complex tables for importing into other apps. These could be used to implement a reordering strategy that takes into account suppliers' volume discounts, for example.

The dashboards are tailored to take advantage of additional data available from integrated third-party apps Brightpearl, Linnworks and TradeGecko.

Source: Lokad

Ecommerce website designers Frooition are offering 15% off their design services until 31 December 2014.

The discount applies to their main design services for eBay, Bigcommerce, Shopify, Rakuten and Amazon Webstore, and can be claimed here.

Source: Frooition

Marketplace management tool Sellbrite has updated its pricing, and now has a new Starter plan costing only $39 per month, or $29 per month if paying annually.

The new price plans are based on the number of SKUs (unique inventory items) in the seller's product catalog, and the number of channels they are selling on. The Starter plan includes 250 SKUs and 2 channels.

Source: Sellbrite

Marketplace management software supplier Ecomdash has added support for Rakuten's US marketplace, formerly known as Buy.com.

The new Rakuten integration allows ecomdash users to sync inventory, import sales orders in near real-time, and create custom picking lists, packing slips and shipping labels. Once orders are shipped, ecomdash will mark the item as shipped on the Rakuten marketplace and send a tracking number to the buyer.

Rakuten generated $3.08 billion in revenue in 2013, and is one of the top 3 ecommerce companies in the world.

Source: Ecomdash

USPS postage printing software Stamps.com has been included on a list of the "100 Best Small Companies in America" by Forbes magazine.

Forbes' annual list highlights companies with the strongest performance, based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years. Stamps.com was also included on Forbes' list in 2013.

Source: Stamps.com

Ecommerce platform Upshot Commerce has partnered with financing company Affirm so Upshot sellers can provide the option to pay in monthly installments.

Affirm offers consumers savings compared to traditional credit cards and loans, and for sellers increases conversion rate and order values.

"Many critical purchases just make no sense for revolving credit and may be out of reach for many Millennials, who primarily use debit cards, are not interested in traditional credit, or may not have a credit score at all," said Affirm founder Max Levchin. "We price every loan to the transaction, to the person, and to the merchant. No compounding interest. So consumers know exactly what they're borrowing and what their payment will be each month."

Source: Upshot Commerce

XSellco have renamed their customer support tool XSellco Unity to XSellco Fusion.

Fusion supports eBay Dispute Resolution Cases, Magento stores, and multiple users. It has a 14-day free trial. Prices start at $109 or £69 per month for 1 user.

Source: XSellco

UK shipping tool One Stop Order Processing now automatically marks eBay orders as shipped, and uploads carrier tracking numbers.

Once orders are marked as shipped, eBay emails buyers with shipping status and tracking information. One Stop can also automatically submit eBay buyer feedback.

A number of other minor improvements and bug fixes were included in version 2.0.0.26 of the software.

Source: One Stop Order Processing

Free ecommerce platform PrestaShop has partnered with recommendation techology company Nosto to provide personalised product suggestions within their platform.

Retailers using PrestaShop will be able to show personalized product recommendations, send triggered emails and view real-time analytics based on each customer's unique behavior. The Nosto module is available free of charge in PrestaShop's Back Office as well as in the Add-Ons marketplace.

"We want our e-merchants and online consumers to get the best out of PrestaShop and its partners. This partnership with Nosto gives our merchants enterprise grade product recommendations, a feature that adds even more diversity to PrestaShop's already powerful software", said Benjamin Teszner, CEO of PrestaShop. "Building partnerships with other industry leaders is just one of the ways we continually improve and adapt our software to our merchants' needs."

Nosto is used by over 2,000 retailers including The ICONIC, Lush, Björn Borg and Bauhaus, and claims to increase conversion rate by 65% and average order value by 25%.

Source: PrestaShop

Customer returns wholesaler GENCO Marketplace has sold more than $2.5 billion of liquidated stock in 2014.

"This is a huge milestone for GENCO Marketplace," said Laurie Barkman, CEO of GENCO Marketplace. "Secondary merchandise has been increasingly embraced by consumers in recent years. We are seeing more and more sold during the holidays as gifts. "

GENCO Marketplace partners with the largest retailers in the US to sell their returned products. Buyers include off-price retailers, online sellers, and flea market sellers.

Source: GENCO Marketplace

Graeme and Jacinta Grant of Etsy tools developer Blugrin have been featured in an interview for our regular Top Rated Supplier interview series.

They talk about how the business got started, what's changed over the years, how they support users and how they are different from other suppliers.

Read Top Rated Supplier: Etsy Seller Tools Developer Blugrin.

Source: Web Retailer

Marketplace management system Linnworks is ending support for their "Linnworks Local" Windows-based application, and will be launching a new web-based app called Linnworks.net in Summer 2015.

Linnworks will end support for the desktop-based Linnworks Local on January 31st, 2015. It will continue to work after that date, and will become free, but will not be updated to maintain support with marketplaces and couriers. Linnworks will help Local users move to Linnworks Anywhere, and is offering a 12 months discount to those making the switch.

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Linnworks has released recordings of presentations from the recent Linnworks Academy customer events, including what's hot in ecommerce, cross border trading, updates to the Linnworks rules engine and handling of variations, and a talk from Royal Mail.

Source: Linnworks for Linnworks.net and Linnworks Academy

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